Habemus Mater Generale!

The Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary chose sister Lucy Jacob Palliampallithara as their new Superior General. Sister Lucy is from Kerala (India) and is already a member of the General Council since 2011. She will be assisted by four new council members: sister Deeptika Silva from Sri Lanka, sister Angélique Diket from Congo,…

BBC interviewing nuns and monks

What is life like for nuns and monks today? BBC Radio interviewed Sister Giovanna, Sister Clare and Brother Samuel, who are all from different religious communities, and recount what life is like for them today. You can listen to the interview here. The religious also share their experiences of dedication over the years – from that first day…

Try these delicious nun’s puffs

Nun’s puffs (sometimes also called nun’s farts) are a dessert pastry originally from France. Ingredients ½ cup butter 1 cup water ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 eggs oil for deep frying 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar How to make it In a medium saucepan, melt the butter in the water. Add salt and…

Visit the convent of Terhagen (Ghent)

In 2010, the convent complex of Terhagen in the Ghent Molenaarsstraat was recognized by the Flemish authorities as a protected monument. This recognition reflects the importance of Terhagen as the motherhouse of one of the largest religious Congregations in the country and is a well-preserved example of a late 19th century convent compound with a…

Watch movie ‘Marie Heurtin’

Just like the Sisters of Charity, the French Filles de la Sagesse (Daughters of Wisdom) were already active in the field of education for the blind and the deaf in the 19th century. The director Jean-Pierre Améris turned a film about their work in 2014. Marie Heurtin brings us the true story of Marie Heurtin…